Once upon a modern time
In a galaxy not far away
A cephalopod named Martin swam
In the depths where the mermaids did play
Life was straightforward, simple and fun
Days too similar to ever rehash
Till one fateful wintry day
When there came a surprising splash.
Martin responded as quick as a wink
To find a wrapped box – what the hey?
Tentacles ripped off the paper and lid
And out floated a festive beret.
(and what of the Frenchman, you may wonder now
For whom this gift was intended
Fear not silly reader for Santa is magic
This mishap was rapidly mended)
Martin donned the beret and quickly decided
‘twas better to be sexy than sorry
It looked so good on him that the tabloids agreed
He was the ocean’s best looking calamari.
So some day you may find yourself underwater
Snorkeling deep in the bay
If you spot a young squid with a jaunty chapeau
You’ve met Martin! Now have a happy holiday!
The Dear Santa: All I Want Is a Cuddly Fish and a Chapeau by Swirl, Sip, Snark, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.